Amazon announced on Thursday that it will be adding all seven Harry Potter books to the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library for Amazon Prime members.
Beginning June 19, the Amazon Prime members will have access to the all-time best-selling book series in history, the Harry Potterseries when accessing the books on a Kindle e-reader device. The books will be available in various languages, including English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Two months back, the Harry Potter series was made available in e-book format on Pottermore — a site for all digital-related Harry Potter content and games — but this required readers to transfer the content to their Kindle devices. Amazon has now purchased an exclusive license from J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore to make the titles available in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library.
“We’re absolutely delighted to have reached this agreement with Pottermore. This is the kind of significant investment in the Kindle ecosystem that we’ll continue to make on behalf of Kindle owners,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “Over a year, borrowing the Harry Potter books, plus a handful of additional titles, can alone be worth more than the $79 cost of Prime or a Kindle. The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library also has an innovative feature that’s of great benefit for popular titles like Harry Potter -– unlimited supply of each title -– you never get put on a waiting list.”
Amazon Prime members also enjoy free two-day shipping and unlimited streaming of more than 17,000 movies and TV episodes.
The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library features more than 145,000 books including current New York Times bestsellers that can be borrowed for free, as frequently as once a month, with no due dates.